Dennis Hope's finest art on display in Warwick

VISITORS to the Rose City will have more than enough reasons to detour through the Warwick Art Gallery, with a new exhibition coming to town in two weeks.

The Detour Exhibition will showcase some of artist Dennis Hope's finest watercolour artworks, which will be on display and available for purchase from February 26.

Featured in the exhibition will be 83 of Mr Hope's watercolour artworks with sceneries from around Australia as well as bird and animal studies and military costume illustrations.

In his artistic career, Mr Hope has produced 686 original drawings, various sculptures and founded the Umberumberka Creative Arts Centre in Broken Hill - which provides three separate artistic workshop rooms.

Mr Hope's work can be reproduced into 15 different items including tea towels, placemats, coasters and stationary.

Legacy are kindly handling promotions and the reproduction of the artworks with all proceeds from the display going towards Australian soldiers associated with the Vietnam, Iraq and Afghan wars and their families.

Detour exhibition

The Detour exhibition will open to the public on Thursday, February 26 and will run through to Sunday, March 29.

Major Graham Palmer from the Legacy Foundation will officially open the exhibition on Friday, February 27 at 6.30pm and will give a talk about Legacy's work in Australia.

The Warwick Art Gallery is open Tuesday to Friday from 10am - 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am - 1pm.

For more information phone the Warwick Art Gallery on 4661 0434.



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